I love my hyper-responsive Moots MootoX RSL race-oriented 29er, but when the weather cools and I’m dressed in warmer clothing, sitting down more and enjoying the plush oil-filled Fox shock and the rear travel on my Moots MootoX YBB 29er leaves me contentedly gruntled.
Which Moots titanium mountain bike is for you? You can’t go wrong, but I’d say that the Moots MootoX YBB 29er will suit just about any taste: lightweight, comfortable, wonderfully responsive, it’s just about perfection. So it’s the model I’d recommend for anyone who will own only one mountain bike, because it offers the most versatile set of operational characteristics.
If you want to shave off 3/4 of a pound and get the instant response and telepathic trail feel of a hardtail, then there is the MootoX RSL, and if you regularly navigate tight singletracks with sharp turns, then the YBB 26 is the way to go.
What’s clear to me, having ridden a variety of high-end mountain bikes over the years, and now riding Moots X 3, is that Moots has not only nailed down the technical aspects of building a titanium frame, but that a Moots frame is also imbued with a magical ride that I really doubt can be improved upon— months later riding my Moots bikes still brings a thrill when I ride them, they handle so well. Magical. Really.
Today I rode on hard-pack dirt trails on a beautiful December day in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some photos from previous outings.